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September 11, 2020
Your Mask Protects Me, and My Mask Protects You

To control the spread of COVID-19, everyone over the age of 2 should cover their nose and mouth with a face covering when leaving home for any reason and within 30 feet of anyone else other than members of their Social Bubble. When dining outdoors, diners are reminded to keep their masks on except when eating or drinking at a dining table, including while waiting for drinks or meal.

County Face Coverings Resources

Employees must wear a face covering when in the workplace except when in a private space or area not regularly used by others and when preparing food or other items for sale or distribution to people outside their household. Businesses are also required to remind customers or visitors to wear face coverings while inside or waiting in line to enter their business.

Pleasanton businesses are encouraged to post the No Mask, No Service sign to remind customers that face coverings are required at their establishment. Request a sign HERE or click on the image above to download a PDF to print.

A Weekend on Main Extended Through November 1
In continued support for downtown restaurants, retail, and other businesses, the weekend Main Street closures are extended through November 1, to allow downtown merchants the opportunity to expand their business footprint. Main Street will be closed every Friday afternoon through Sunday evening starting at 2 pm Fridays and ending at 8 pm Sundays.
 
Updated Business Support Fund
Accepting Applications


The Pleasanton Business Support Fund program provides zero-interest, short term loans for independently or locally-owned Pleasanton businesses that have been adversely affected due to COVID-19. Businesses are eligible for loan amounts as follows:

  • $10,000 loan amount ($10,800 in downtown) for micro-enterprise businesses employing 2-10 employees
  • $20,000 loan amount ($21,600 in downtown) for businesses employing 11-25 employees 

Businesses that have previously been approved may request to borrow the higher amounts. Please contact the Economic Development Department at econdev@cityofpleasantonca.gov to request the increased loan amount. New applicants can apply HERE.

For more information on program eligibility requirements and to apply for the Pleasanton Business Support Fund, click HERE.

California Supports Small Businesses

The Governor recently signed new bills to support small businesses grappling with the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic including:

  • AB 1577 which allows small businesses to exclude PPP Loans from state taxes.
  • SB 1447 creates a Main Street Hiring Tax Credit.

Governor Newsom highlighted multiple programs including those supported at GO-BizClick here to read a fact sheet sharing the ongoing support from the State of California to small businesses.

September is National Preparedness Month

Governor Newsom issued a proclamation declaring September 2020 as "Preparedness Month" in the State of California. See proclamation. The recognition is designed to encourage everyone to take simple steps to prepare for emergencies in their homes, businesses, and communities. Visit CalOES to learn how to get prepared.

Free Business Webinars

Mondays/Wednesdays, 10:30 - 11:30 am
COVID-19 Small Business Update and Q&A
Hosted by NorCal Small Business Development Center (SBDC) | Registration
 
Wednesdays/Thursdays, 11:00 am
Overview of SBA Disaster and Non-Disaster Loan Programs
Hosted by SBA San Francisco District Office | Registration
 
Wednesday, September 16, 2020, 9:00 - 10:00 am
SBA Reconsideration Process for COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Hosted by SBA Tennessee District Office | Registration

Wednesday, September 16, 3:00 pm
Increasing Restaurant Online Food Orders
Hosted by Alameda County SBDC | Registration
 
Thursday, September 17, 10:00 am
What’s next? Transition Strategies for Your Manufacturing Business
Hosted by Bay Area Urban Manufacturing Initiative | Registration
City of Pleasanton COVID-19 Business Support


Stay informed! Bookmark the City's
COVID-19 Business Support page to obtain useful information at www.cityofpleasantonca.gov/eddcovid. We are monitoring information related to COVID-19 and will update this page with relevant changes. 

Stay Connected

This newsletter is brought to you by the City of Pleasanton to keep our business community informed during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

To adhere to the Alameda County Public Health Department’s order to shelter in place, City of Pleasanton offices are temporarily closed and City government meetings have been suspended. The Permit Center located at 200 Old Bernal Avenue is open for limited in-person appointments. Visit the Permit Center webpage for more information. You may contact our staff at econdev@cityofpleasantonca.gov or leave a message at (925) 931-5042.

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Catch up on past newsletters:
COVID-19 Business Resource Newsletter September 3, 2020 Edition
COVID-19 Business Resource Newsletter August 28, 2020 Edition
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